Energy Stories

Innovate to Mitigate Competition

Innovate to Mitigate challenges 8th–12th grade students to submit ideas that will mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. People around the world are working hard on this problem. To meet the big challenges

Lighten Up: Lemons & LEDs

What is Lighten Up? Now that things are opening up again, we want to bring you some fun in the sun! What's a summer without

Montgomery Parks Undertakes LED Retrofits at South Germantown Recreational Park

Montgomery Parks recently converted 62 high-pressure sodium (HPS) light fixtures to newer, more efficient LED technology at South Germantown Recreational Park. South Germantown Recreational Park

Introducing the Green Bank's Communications and Community Engagement Manager: Tyniah McDuffie

The Montgomery County Green Bank is a publicly-chartered nonprofit dedicated to accelerating affordable energy efficiency and clean energy investment in Montgomery County, MD. We partner

EmPOWER Maryland's Incentives for New Home Construction

What is EmPOWER Maryland?  If you look closely at your monthly utility bill, you may notice a small surcharge for EmPOWER Maryland. This charge contributes to a group of programs established

The Benefits of Switching to Induction Cooking

One of the key actions in Montgomery County's Climate Action Plan (CAP) is to require newly constructed buildings to be all-electric and to electrify all new and existing buildings

Environmental and Economic Advantages of Switching to an Electric Heat Pump

As Montgomery County seeks to cut its greenhouse gas emissions drastically over the next decade, homeowners may be wondering what significant actions they can take

Local student brings the power of the sun to everyone

Emma Hubbard attends the Early College Program at Montgomery College Takoma Park (majoring in Biological Sciences) and is a senior at Clarksburg High School. She

Putting Science on Display: The Universities at Shady Grove BSE Facility

On July 22, 2021, Associate Principal Rick Fredlund of the architecture firm Cooper Carry accepted USGBC’s Midsummer Night’s Green award for the Universities at Shady Grove’s new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education (BSE) Facility. The award is one of several earned

Prevent Costly Repairs With These HVAC Maintenance Tips

If you are like most homeowners, you consider your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system a year-round necessity. After all, your HVAC system keeps
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